Play of the Day: The Demise of Trump's Manufacturing Council

Adding to a rough week, the president disbanded his advisory council.

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How to Enjoy the Eclipse Without Frying Your Eyes

Some tips from NASA and other federal agencies to help you make the most of the rare solar event.

Watchdog Doesn't Know How White House Determines Who Gets Ethics Waivers

Waivers allow staff to weigh in on issues they worked on for former employers and clients.


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Trump Has His 20th 'Worst Week' Out of 30 in Office

For journalists, the sky is falling as the president’s performance goes from bad to worse.

Play of the Day: The President Loves Beautiful Confederate Statues

Donald Trump tweeted more of his thoughts on Confederate monuments.

Play of the Day: Trump's Feud With Amazon

The president is involved in yet another feud.

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An Indelible Image From Trump's 'On Both Sides' Press Conference

Once again, the chief executive chose his own words over the ones that had been prepared for him.

Play of the Day: President Trump Likes to Wait For the Facts

Another day brings another controversial statement from Donald Trump.

Watchdog: OMB Must Do More to Cut Agency Reporting Requirements

2010 law called on OMB to annually coordinate a review of agencies’ reports and plans.

Why Governmental Transparency Will Not Work Without Strong Leadership

A scholar argues why more rules, regulations and codes, such as those proposed by Walter Shaub, will not have much effect.

Play of the Day: Donald Trump Addresses the Violence in Charlottesville

The president is getting criticized for his first tepid statement over the weekend.

One of the Two Agencies That Probes Meddling in U.S. Elections is Broken

The Federal Election Commission is profoundly dysfunctional.

White nationalist demonstrators hold their ground as they clash with counter demonstrators in Lee Park in Charlottesville on Saturday.

The FBI is Investigating the Violence in Charlottesville, Virginia

Four people have been arrested, including a suspect believed to have plowed his car into anti-white nationalist protesters.